Press opinion: Arab Federation for Human Rights exploits the principles of human rights to address its crisis with Arab countries

Geneva/ 30th of June/ WAM/ The Arab Federation for Human Rights, AFHR, condemned the incessant continuation of the Qatari government and its official institutions that is also a secret donor in parallel, to label the boycott imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt as a “blockade”.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre joins the International Institute for Tolerance’s Board of Trustees

23 June 2017, DUBAI – The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim has been nominated as a member of the International Institute for Tolerance’s Board of Trustees. A decree was issued on 21 June 2017 by the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the establishment of the International Institute for Tolerance and the Board of Trustees.

Meeting between HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Chaiman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim and Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim Chairman of the Geneva Centre on Human Rights and its Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy meet with Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

16 June 2017, GENEVA – Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) as well as the Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Board Member Trevor Mostyn attended the inauguration ceremony of the new premises of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies whose patron is HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. 

Le Conseil suisse de la presse défend la position du Centre de Genève dans le contentieux avec Tribune de Genève

2 juin 2017, GENEVE -  Le 10 Octobre 2016, la Tribune de Genève (TDG), sous la plume du journaliste Alain Jourdan, publiait un article dont le titre faisait référence au Directeur exécutif du Centre de Genève pour la promotion des droits de l’homme et le dialogue global, et affirmait que cette fonction représentait « Un mandat en trop pour l’ex-diplomate algérien ».

The Swiss press ethics committee upholds the position of the Geneva Centre in litigation with Tribune de Genève

2 June 2017, GENEVA – On 10 October 2016, an article by the Tribune de Genève (TDG) signed by journalist Alain Jourdan claimed in its title concerning the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) that it was “One mandate too much for the former Algerian diplomat” indicating in the sub-title: “Human Rights Council:  Idriss Jazairy exercises simultaneously the functions of Special Rapporteur and of Executive Director of an NGO, an unprecedented situation.” The defamatory attack in

Chairman of the Geneva Centre attends Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Network Gala in Dubai

23 May 2017, GENEVA - The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim attended on 21 May the Annual Gala Dinner arranged by the UAE Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Network in Dubai.

The gala dinner was attended by several renowned personalities representing various communities of the UAE society including the UAE Minister of State for Tolerance H. E. Sheikha Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi.

Reflections on 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

By: Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”)

21 May 2017, GENEVA - More than 7 billion people live on this planet spread among 7 continents, 194 states of the United Nations (UN) and numerous other non-self-governing territories. The world is made up of a mosaic of people belonging to different cultural and religious backgrounds. Our planet has been a cultural melting pot since time immemorial.

The Geneva Centre receives a visit from the European Public Law Organization (EPLO)

12 May 2017, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) held a meeting this morning with the Geneva-based representative of the global think-thank European Public Law Organization (EPLO) Dr. George Papadatos at the Centre’s Headquarter.

The meeting was attended by the Geneva Centre’s Chairman Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and treasurer Dr. Mohamed Butti Thani Tarish Al Shamsi.

Albanian students visit the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

9 May 2017, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) welcomed yesterday a group of students from Albanian College Tirana (ACT) who visited our Headquarter during a study trip to Switzerland.

15 students and 2 teachers were accommodated at the Geneva Centre’s training room where Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy gave a presentation of the Centre’s recent initiatives to promote and advance human rights in the Arab region.

2017 World Health Day: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

7 April 2017, GENEVA – Today marks the 2017 World Health Day highlighting the importance of addressing the effects of depression on people’s health.

This year’s theme is a timely opportunity to shed light on an issue that has been neglected for decades despite that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 300 million people suffer from this malaise.

The Geneva Centre issues two new publications on Muslims in Europe and advancement of women’s rights in the Arab region

5 April 2017, GENEVA – Two new books entitled “Women’s Rights in the Arab Region: Myths and Realities” and “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony – Proceedings of the UN Geneva side event held on 19 September 2016 and lessons learned” have been published this week by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”).

Reflections on 2017 International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”)

24 March 2017, GENEVA – The 2017 International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims recognises the importance of promoting justice to victims who have experienced gross human rights violations.

2017 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Message by the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) Ambassador Idriss Jazairy

21 March 2017, GENEVA - The 2017 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and this year’s theme addressing racial profiling and incitement to hatred, in the context of migration, comes at a timely moment.

The Minister of State for Tolerance of the UAE visits the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

20 March 2017 (GENEVA) – The UAE Minister of State for Tolerance H.E. Sheikha Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi paid a visit to the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue’s office in Geneva (“The Geneva Centre”) ahead of the side-event on the topic of “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working Jointly Towards Equal Citizenship Rights” held on 15 March at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

International Day of Happiness 2017: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

20 March 2017, GENEVA - Today marks the 2017 International Day of Happiness which was proclaimed in 2012 by the United Nations (UN) as an international day.

It is celebrated throughout the world with the aim of capturing the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being in societies.

The renowned Greek philosopher Aristotle once said that happiness is the moral compass of humanity:

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

International Women’s Day 2017: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

March 08 2017, GENEVA - “Our job is to provide an environment that unlocks women’s potential – one that protects their dignity and femininity, helps them create the necessary balance in their lives, and values their talents and potential. Given this environment, I am confident that women will perform nothing short of miracles.”

In every layer of humanity, women have made significant contributions to the development of our societies whether in politics, law or science.

World Day of Social Justice 2017: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

February 20 2017, GENEVA - The distressing images of desperate people making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans to escape armed conflict, social tensions, discrimination and poverty harm the preconditions to achieve social harmony.

This humanitarian crisis is the result of decades of freewheeling globalization with no concern for social justice in all countries. One of its consequences is social upheavals and mass exodus.

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